meanwhile, 25 million working families will pay an average of $1,000 more in taxes. for those families struggling to find work in this difficulty economy, this bill is equally bad. 2 million americans will lose unemployment benefits next month, pushing them out into the cold. retirees and seniors will also be hurt. with the 27% cut in medicare payments, 50 million seniors will see their health care in danger. mr. speaker, what the american people are watching right here, right now is a tragicomedy. the other side noticed that even if this legislation passes the house today, it is -- the other side knows that even if this legislation passes the house today, it is going nowhere. we are playing another game of political sure rates.